8. Eddie Izzard, Actor, Comedian
Some Twitter users believe that comedians are obliged to be funny in 140 characters, and that bon mots and witticisms must be provided hourly in return for a follow. Eddie Izzard's high ranking debunks this fallacy. Izzard (assisted by "The Beekeepers", who occasionally chip in with news updates) keeps a tidy Twitter account that's as matter-of-fact as those of many of his followers: details of his running and triathlon escapades, advice on ice baths and courteous replies to those who offer encouragement. His online support of Ken Livingstone's bid for Mayor of London apparently foreshadows his own movement into politics ("in nine years' time," he recently predicted). In the meantime, he's a giant of the Twittersphere.
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